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The Dog / The Cat by Brendan Cowell and Lally Katz at Victoria Hall

Dates: (4/3/2024 - 4/21/2024 )

Theatre:

Victoria Hall

FTC + JackRabbit Productions

179 High St, Fremantle
Fremantle,WA 6163

Phone: 0406932290

Tickets: $30-$45 + Booking fees

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Sharing man’s best friend with your ex-best friend is hard.
Being in the doghouse with your own cat is harder.

THE DOG / THE CAT by Brendan Cowell & Lally Katz is a purr-fect rom-com double bill about breakups, makeups and the pets caught in the middle of their human’s drama. Whether its negotiating park etiquette, or organising shared custody of a fussy feline, this WA premiere has something for both dog & cat people alike.

The Dog
What better ice breaker is there than a bag of fresh dog poo? Brendan Cowell (of Love My Way, The Slap, Ruben Guthrie, Beneath Hill 60) brings his usual flair for wit and banter in this insightful look at the awkward world of friendship and romance at the dog park. Following ex-best friends, Ben and Marcus and their separate trips to the park with their co-owned dog ‘Jerry Seinfeld’, this relatable rom-com lifts its leg on dog owners, park goers and the relationship drama of aspirational 30 somethings.

The Cat
Breakups are hard to watch, gruelling and gruesome… unless of course there is a brutally honest, Parent Trap watching Cat involved! Lally Katz (of Neighbourhood Watch, Wentworth, Stories I Want to Tell You in Person) gleefully, surreally and at some points musically, takes us on a voyeuristic tour of breakups, rebounds and an up-close exploration of what our pets truly think of us. Following the marriage collapse of Alex and Albert – a situation made more complicated by the shared custody arrangement they make for their moody cat ‘Cat’ – this joyous comedy is a charming, quirky and hilariously fresh take on the rom-com genre.

Last performed to sell-out house at Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, FTC + JackRabbit Productions are proud to bring this incredible double-bill to WA for the first time. Staged in Victoria Hall in Fremantle, The Dog/The Cat is a part of the inaugural season of the FTC Independent incubator

Starring a locally grown three-hander cast of JAMES SWEENEY (Totally Completely Fine, Total Control, Home & Away, Neighbours, The Secret Daughter), ADAM SOLLIS (The Surfer, Cloud Street, Home & Away, Stormworld) and SIOBHAN DOW-HALL (Zac & Me, Cloud Street, The Reckoning). Directed by MICHAEL ABERCROMBY who is delighted to return to Victoria Hall after his acclaimed performance in FTC’s 2022 production of The Last Train To Freo.

“This is a comic play and it is excellent” – Sydney Arts Guide.

“Rom-com is much easier to send up than it is to write. Here, Cowell and Katz apply themselves seriously to the form in pungently humorous 40-minute plays that bear each writer's distinctive imprint.” The Sydney Morning Herald

'The audience were not just laughing, they were snorting.' - Australian Stage

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